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Meaning of "perceive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERCEIVE

From Old French perçoivre, from Latin percipere seize entirely, from per- (thoroughly) + capere to grasp.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERCEIVE

perceive  [pəˈsiːv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERCEIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perceive is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb perceive in English.

WHAT DOES PERCEIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Perception

Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical or chemical stimulation of the sense organs. For example, vision involves light striking the retina of the eye, smell is mediated by odor molecules, and hearing involves pressure waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but is shaped by learning, memory, expectation, and attention. Perception involves these "top-down" effects as well as the "bottom-up" process of processing sensory input. The "bottom-up" processing transforms low-level information to higher-level information. The "top-down" processing refers to a person's concept and expectations, and selective mechanisms that influence perception. Perception depends on complex functions of the nervous system, but subjectively seems mostly effortless because this processing happens outside conscious awareness. Since the rise of experimental psychology in the 19th Century, psychology's understanding of perception has progressed by combining a variety of techniques.

Definition of perceive in the English dictionary

The definition of perceive in the dictionary is to become aware of through the senses, esp the sight; recognize or observe. Other definition of perceive is to come to comprehend; grasp.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PERCEIVE

PRESENT

Present
I perceive
you perceive
he/she/it perceives
we perceive
you perceive
they perceive
Present continuous
I am perceiving
you are perceiving
he/she/it is perceiving
we are perceiving
you are perceiving
they are perceiving
Present perfect
I have perceived
you have perceived
he/she/it has perceived
we have perceived
you have perceived
they have perceived
Present perfect continuous
I have been perceiving
you have been perceiving
he/she/it has been perceiving
we have been perceiving
you have been perceiving
they have been perceiving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I perceived
you perceived
he/she/it perceived
we perceived
you perceived
they perceived
Past continuous
I was perceiving
you were perceiving
he/she/it was perceiving
we were perceiving
you were perceiving
they were perceiving
Past perfect
I had perceived
you had perceived
he/she/it had perceived
we had perceived
you had perceived
they had perceived
Past perfect continuous
I had been perceiving
you had been perceiving
he/she/it had been perceiving
we had been perceiving
you had been perceiving
they had been perceiving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will perceive
you will perceive
he/she/it will perceive
we will perceive
you will perceive
they will perceive
Future continuous
I will be perceiving
you will be perceiving
he/she/it will be perceiving
we will be perceiving
you will be perceiving
they will be perceiving
Future perfect
I will have perceived
you will have perceived
he/she/it will have perceived
we will have perceived
you will have perceived
they will have perceived
Future perfect continuous
I will have been perceiving
you will have been perceiving
he/she/it will have been perceiving
we will have been perceiving
you will have been perceiving
they will have been perceiving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would perceive
you would perceive
he/she/it would perceive
we would perceive
you would perceive
they would perceive
Conditional continuous
I would be perceiving
you would be perceiving
he/she/it would be perceiving
we would be perceiving
you would be perceiving
they would be perceiving
Conditional perfect
I would have perceive
you would have perceive
he/she/it would have perceive
we would have perceive
you would have perceive
they would have perceive
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been perceiving
you would have been perceiving
he/she/it would have been perceiving
we would have been perceiving
you would have been perceiving
they would have been perceiving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you perceive
we let´s perceive
you perceive
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to perceive
Past participle
perceived
Present Participle
perceiving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERCEIVE


achieve
əˈtʃiːv
apperceive
ˌæpəˈsiːv
believe
bɪˈliːv
breve
briːv
conceive
kənˈsiːv
deceive
dɪˈsiːv
eve
iːv
half-sleeve
ˈhɑːfˌsliːv
leave
liːv
misconceive
ˌmɪskənˈsiːv
misperceive
ˌmɪspəˈsiːv
parasceve
ˈpærəˌsiːv
preconceive
ˌpriːkənˈsiːv
receive
rɪˈsiːv
reconceive
ˌriːkənˈsiːv
retrieve
rɪˈtriːv
sleeve
sliːv
undeceive
ˌʌndɪˈsiːv
vive
viːv
we´ve
wiːv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERCEIVE

perceable
perceant
perceivability
perceivable
perceivably
perceived
perceived noise decibel
perceiver
percentage
percentage distribution
percentage point
percental
percentile
percentile ranking
percept
perceptibility
perceptible
perceptibly
perception
perceptional

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERCEIVE

active
alive
alternative
archive
arrive
automotive
competitive
comprehensive
cooperative
creative
drive
effective
exclusive
executive
expensive
extensive
five
give
in the negative
reive

Synonyms and antonyms of perceive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERCEIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «perceive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of perceive

Translation of «perceive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERCEIVE

Find out the translation of perceive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of perceive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «perceive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

感知到
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

percibir
570 millions of speakers

English

perceive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुभव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إدراك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воспринимают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perceber
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোঝা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

percevoir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perceive
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wahrnehmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

知覚する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지각하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ndelok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhận thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समजून घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

algılamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

percepire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

postrzegają
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сприймають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

percep
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντιλαμβάνονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppfatta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppfatter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perceive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCEIVE»

The term «perceive» is very widely used and occupies the 21.060 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCEIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about perceive

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10 QUOTES WITH «PERCEIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perceive.
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Alan Ball
I certainly believe that what we perceive as humans is just the tip of the iceberg. I don't necessarily believe in vampires or werewolves or that kind of thing, but I believe there is definitely a realm we don't necessarily have access to.
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Ben Bass
The way I navigate scenes is through what I perceive to be the emotional truth of the character: what he wants from moment to moment.
3
Jon Beason
I want people to perceive me as a guy who wants it. That I play the game with passion and desire. That I'm athletic, that I'm fast, and I'm relentless.
4
Cyrano de Bergerac
We must believe then, that as from hence we see Saturn and Jupiter; if we were in either of the Two, we should discover a great many Worlds which we perceive not; and that the Universe extends so in infinitum.
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Isaiah Berlin
To understand is to perceive patterns.
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Sara Blakely
I think failure is nothing more than life's way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.
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Lloyd Blankfein
Mysterious can be cool, if you're in Hollywood and everyone's happy. But it can be really bad if people perceive that the financial interests are adversarial, that there's money versus people. A lot of Goldman Sachs people went into government, so at a time when there's a distrust of institutions, some of that reflects on us.
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David Bowie
I don't have stylistic loyalty. That's why people perceive me changing all the time. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. As an artist of artifice, I do believe I have more integrity than any one of my contemporaries.
9
Jean de la Bruyere
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
10
Margaret Cavendish
But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERCEIVE»

Discover the use of perceive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perceive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Neurobiology of "Umwelt": How Living Beings Perceive the World
At the beginning of the 20th century, German biologist Jakob von Uexküll created the concept of 'Umwelt' to denote the environment as experienced by a subject.
Alain Berthoz, 2008
2
To See and Not Perceive: Isaiah 6.9-10 in Early Jewish and ...
According to Mark's Gospel, which cites this text, Jesus speaks in parables for the same reason. Interpreters of all generations have, not unnaturally, found the text difficult and disturbing.
Craig A. Evans, 1989
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How Teachers Perceive Their Job Satisfaction is Influenced ...
The purpose of this study was to examine how teachers' job satisfaction is influenced by their perceptions of their principals' behaviors and attitudes related to race and gender.
Deneca Winfrey, 2009
4
The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World
Mu Soeng's goal throughout is to reveal the inspiration and wisdom of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an accessible, engaging, and modern manner.
Mu Soeng, 2011
5
The Other Side: How Soviets and Americans Perceive Each Other
What do Soviets think of Americans? What do they learn from books, newspapers, and films about life in America?
Robert (Robert D.) English, Jonathan J. Halperin, 1987
6
How Young Children Perceive Race
Using the results of a participant observation study, Robyn M Holmes illustrates how young children learn about ethnic identity.
Robyn M. Holmes, 1995
7
To Perceive and to Represent: A Comparative Study of Chinese ...
Drawing on classical Chinese poetics and English criticism from the eighteenth century to the Romantic period, this book is an intercultural study of the poetics of nature imagery.
Xiaoshan Yang, 1996
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How do water users perceive the quality of their irrigation ...
Gosselink, P., Hamid, A., Hoeberichts, A., Ishaq, M., Khan, R., Rehman, S.-ur, Riaz, K., Strosser, P., Wahaj, R., Waheed, uz-Z. techniques, we feel that the detailed and narrative descriptions of the training activities provide useful information for ...
Gosselink, P., Hamid, A., Hoeberichts, A., Ishaq, M., Khan, R., Rehman, S.-ur, Riaz, K., Strosser, P., Wahaj, R., Waheed, uz-Z.
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The Impact of Foreign Language Learning on Metalinguistic ...
The study hypothesized that foreign language learners would indeed perceive an impact of that learning on their metalinguistic awareness and also their own explicit English grammar knowledge. The results of the study support the hypothesis ...
Mark C. Beasley-Murray, 2008
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How Nurses Perceive Patient Suffering
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Mish, 1991) stated that the word perceives means "to attain awareness or understanding of; to see, observe" (p.872). Synonyms associated with perceive are " realize, grasp, take in, find, identify, comprehend, ...
Sandra J. Tanis, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERCEIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perceive is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Your Love Of The Sex Pistols Or Norah Jones Says More About …
At one end of the spectrum are “Type E” people who are highly empathetic, with a “tendency to perceive and react to the emotional and mental ... «malaysiandigest.com, Jul 15»
2
Should Everyone's Salary Be Public Information?
Right now firms are choosing not to reveal salaries, which indicates they perceive some cost to not doing so. Perhaps this is just because they ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Why time flies as we get older
Janet's idea is that we perceive time by comparing it with our life span: The apparent length of a period of time is proportional to our life span ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
4
Your job will never love you: Stress and anxiety in our frightening …
The question goes to the heart of what we think counts as honorable behavior, of our sense of what we can control, and of what we perceive as ... «Salon, Jul 15»
5
Whittaker's NZ's most trusted brand – survey
Reader's Digest Australasian editor Sue Carney said how people talk about products online influences how others perceive the brand. «3News NZ, Jul 15»
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More than 80 per cent of nurses attended work while ill, study finds
It also says “nurses themselves perceive that when they show up for work while sick the quality of patient care that they deliver is reduced”. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
Bobby Jindal's Opiate for the Masses
I don't have an issue with it, or at least with what I perceive its meaning to be. A healthy mix of my own faith in Jesus and my own skepticism ... «The New Republic, Jul 15»
8
Poker Strategy With Dusty Schmidt: Make Their Scare Card Your …
They will perceive your range in a certain way. Over the course of a session, you will have many opportunities to affect how they perceive your ... «CardPlayer.com, Jul 15»
9
Republicans Alter Script on Abortion, Seeking to Shift Debate
The tactics could backfire if people perceive them as extreme and dishonest. Democrats have already begun making this case, saying the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
10
Supreme Court unfair to Harper government, new Ontario justice says
Courts do not perceive the harm done by removing the prohibition against intentional killing in the assisted suicide case, he said in a 2012 ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Perceive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/perceive>. Jul 2020 ».
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